From the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board — Under the direction of Democratic leaders who control the schedule, the Illinois House adjourned last week until April 4.
Confused about why the House would head home for a month in the midst of a state budget crisis? Well, then, you simply don’t appreciate the fact that your state representative must be exhausted. Lawmakers have gathered in Springfield for a handful of days — fewer than a dozen since January — and they need four weeks of spring break to rejuvenate. Keg stand, anyone? Beach volleyball? Probably not, but lawmakers won’t exactly be governing while earning their $70,000-and-up salaries.
Read the full editorial here.